[ExI] Skeptic magazine article "The Case for Incrementalism in theFuture of Science"

Olga Bourlin fauxever at sprynet.com
Sat Jun 30 22:25:20 UTC 2007

From: John Grigg 
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 2:46 PM

> The latest issue of the Skeptic has an article entitled "The Case for Incrementalism in the Future of Science" by Mordechai Ben-Ari.  I considered it a second-rate work which tried without sufficient explanation to show how science would continue to steadily plug away rather than take off in an exponential way dear to the hearts of Transhumanists.  I felt this was one of the worst written and thought out articles I have ever read in the Skeptic and was amazed it was ever accepted and published by Shermer and his editors.  Has anyone else here read this? What did you think? 

Hmmm ... I haven't read it (now I have to remember if I'm even still subscribed to Skeptic ... have hardly been able to keep up with these in the past - always putting them aside for "when I have more time.").  I will look for it.

> I know Michael Shermer has taken some potshots at cryonics and so perhaps now he feels it's time to aim at Transhumanism in general.

Shermer - yeah - he's a little full of himself.

People on this list may do well to write some letters to the editor to Skeptic.  Or a rebuttal article?


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